by Gabriella Boston | The Washington Times | May 10, 2009

iPhone has come up with new applications developed for toddlers. Products such as Shape Builder and ABC Memory Match allow young children to make shapes by dragging and dropping digital puzzle pieces on the iPhone’s touch screen.

CMCH Director, Dr. Michael Rich argues that playing with cell phones at such young age may “stifle creativity and socialization because they feed words and images rather than encourage imagination.”
Dr. Rich reminds parents that at this young age, learning shapes and letters comes in second place after socialization, which is the number-one developmental goal for that age group.

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